Politics

CNBC Caves To Trump’s Debate Demands

CNBC has agreed to Donald Trump’s demands regarding the format and length of the next GOP debate after Trump went on a tirade in which he threatened to boycott the event. As you can see, this news has been met with cartwheels over at Trump World Headquarters.

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Does This Hillary Banner Evoke Evita?

A Spanish-language Hillary Clinton banner unveiled in San Antonio is drawing comparisons to the artwork used for the musical Evita.  NPR reports: New posters featuring Hillary Clinton seem to be trying to make her “high flying, adored” with voters. The new images appeared at a campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas, where Clinton wooed Latino voters on Thursday. But according ...

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Scott Walker Used Personal Email For State Business

Via Alan Colmes: During his very short-lived presidential campaign, Scott Walker repeatedly attacked Hillary Clinton for conducting government business through her personal email address. Given that there were tens of thousands of pages of emails showing that Walker did the same thing as Milwaukee County Executive, the hypocrisy was enough to make one’s hair hurt. It turns out that even ...

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Priebus: The GOP Is “Cooked” If We Lose In 2016

RNC chairman Reince Priebus said yesterday that the GOP will be “cooked as a party for quite awhile” if they fail to win the White House next year. Via the Washington Examiner: “Our job as a national party is to elect Republicans, and it generally means House, Senate, presidential,” Priebus said. “We’re viewed at in a presidential year as the ...

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Jim Webb: The Democratic Debate Was Rigged

“I’ll be very frank here. It was rigged in terms of who was going to get the time on the floor by the way that Anderson Cooper was selecting people to supposedly respond to someone else. I even turned around to Bernie Sanders at one point and said, ‘Bernie, say my name, will you say my name?’ In that kind ...

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Aaron Schock Shells Out $900K In Legal Fees

Disgraced former GOP Rep. Aaron Schock has paid out $900,000 in legal fees over just the last quarter and still owes another $750K. Politico reports: Schock (R-Ill.), who resigned after a series of POLITICO stories detailed allegations of misspending in his government and campaign operations, owes Jones Day $746,985. Schock has spent almost $2.7 million on lawyers. He is the ...

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Trump Threatens To Boycott Next GOP Debate

Donald Trump says he will not appear at the next GOP debate unless CNBC bows to his demands for changes in the format. Politico reports: A Republican National Committee conference call to discuss plans for the Oct. 28 GOP debate with top advisers to the presidential campaigns spiraled into chaos on Thursday afternoon as Donald Trump threatened to pull out ...

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Seth MacFarlane Opens For Bernie Sanders [VIDEO]

Celebrity endorsements for Bernie Sanders have been relatively sparse, but last night Seth MacFarlane effusively praised Sanders in an opening speech to a rally in Los Angeles. Variety recaps: MacFarlane said that he was particularly impressed by a response that Sanders gave at Tuesday night’s debate. Asked what was the country’s greatest national security threat, Sanders answered climate change. “Senator ...

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Obama Delays US Departure From Afghanistan [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Barack Obama announced Thursday that U.S. forces will remain in Afghanistan at their current levels throughout much of 2016, yet another delay in their scheduled withdrawal and an acknowledgment that America’s longest war won’t be concluded on his watch. Obama campaigned as the president who would end two wars, and Thursday’s decision was a major political reversal ...

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Former GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert To Plead Guilty In Molestation Hush-Money Case

Former GOP House Speaker Dennis Haster will plead guilty to charges that arose after he lied to the FBI about the nature of large cash withdrawals he was allegedly using as payoffs to keep a decades-old sexual misconduct accusation from becoming public. NBC News reports: The politician, who was not in the Chicago federal courtroom where the agreement was announced ...

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Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Rips Into NBC For Flip-Flopping On Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Closeted Fox News host Shepard Smith this afternoon ripped into NBC for handing Donald Trump an SNL hosting gig after breaking all business ties with Trump over the Mexican rapists debacle. Mediaite recaps the clip below: Smith mock-applauded NBC for standing on principle and cutting all ties to Trump and deciding they don’t want him on NBC anymore… at least ...

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Fox News Poll: Hillary Would Lose To Everybody

A Fox News poll out today shows Hillary Clinton losing to all of the GOP frontrunners in head-to-head matchups: In hypothetical 2016 matchups with top-tier Republicans, Clinton trails all the Republicans tested. She trails Ben Carson by 11 points and Donald Trump by 5 points. Jeb Bush has a 4-point edge over Clinton, while Carly Fiorina is up by 3 ...

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Vegas Bookmaker Gives Odds On Nomination Battle

Tomorrow’s Democratic presidential debate will be held in Las Vegas, therefore CNN logically invited famed bookmaker Jimmy Vaccaro to offer his odds on who will take the nomination in each party. Vaccaro says his money will be on Marco Rubio, although he currently places Rubio in a dead heat with Trump and Bush.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Fake Presidential Candidate Tops Bush, Graham, & Pataki In GOP Straw Poll [VIDEO]

A fake presidential candidate with a hilarious campaign video has beaten Jeb Bush in New Hampshire straw poll. TIME reports: “Honest Gil” Fulbright’s presidential campaign is literally a joke, but that didn’t stop him from beating Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham in a New Hampshire straw poll over the weekend. Played by actor Frank Ridley, Fulbright is a mock-candidate who ...

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GOP Senator: Dick Cheney Should Be House Speaker

GOP Sen. Tom Cotton says he’s serious about making Dick Cheney the next Speaker of the House. Via Politico: Yep, Sen. Tom Cotton told us in an interview that with all the instability in the House leadership, it’s time to turn to the former vice president. “Look, these are trying times for our nation. It’s important to have a steady ...

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Hillary Clinton Holds Strong Lead In New Polls

One day ahead of the first Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton is holding a strong lead in new polls out of South Carolina and Nevada. CNN reports: Clinton has the support of 50% of those who say they are likely to attend the Democratic caucus scheduled for February 20 in Nevada — which plays host to the first debate among the ...

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New GOP Ad: Hillary Clinton Is A Liar [VIDEO]

Over the weekend a Republican whistleblower earned national headlines with his declaration that the Benghazi investigation is meant to derail Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. This morning the GOP is attempting some damage control with yet another ad which calls Clinton a liar.

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CNN Unveils Democratic Debate Staging

Hillary Clinton will be center stage, literally, at tomorrow’s Democratic debate. CNN reports: The position of the five candidates on the stage at the CNN Facebook Democratic Debate in Las Vegas is based on polls since Aug. 1 and was announced on CNN’s “State of the Union.” On either side of Clinton, the highest-polling candidate, are Bernie Sanders (to Clinton’s right) ...

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SNL Mocks Fox & Friends [VIDEO]

With some swipes at Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Via the Hollywood Reporter: Fox & Friends took a look at the Planned Parenthood controversy during Saturday Night Live‘s cold open. In the segment, Steve Doocy (Taran Killam), Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Vanessa Bayer) and Brian Kilmeade (Bobby Moynihan) discussed the opening for the Speaker of the House. “I don’t know why they don’t let them ...

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Donald Trump: I’m Very Handsome [VIDEO]

At a Georgia press conference today Donald Trump was asked about the secret to his popularity. Trump: “Honestly, it’s my looks. I’m very handsome.”

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